tv Politico Convention Preview CSPAN August 30, 2012 11:00pm-12:00am EDT
this president can tell us the next four years will get it right. this president cannot tell us that you are better off today than when he took office. [cheers and applause] america has been patient. americans have supported this president in good faith, but today has come the time to turn the page. the day has come to put the disappointments of the last four years behind us, to put aside divisiveness and recriminations, to look ahead at what can be. now is the time to restore the promise of america. [applause] many americans have given up on this president, but they have
not ever thought of giving up, not themselves, not on each other, and not on america. what is needed in our country is not complicated or profound. it does not take a government commission to tell us what america needs. what america needs is jobs, lots of jobs. [applause] in the richest country in the history of the world, this obama economy has crushed the middle class. family income has fallen by $4,000, but health insurance premiums are higher. food prices are higher. utility bills are higher, and gasoline prices have doubled. today more americans wake up in poverty than ever before. nearly one out of six americans is living in poverty these are not strangers. these are our brothers and
sisters, our fellow americans. his policies have not helped create jobs. they have to present them, and this i can tell you about where president obama would take america. his plan to put taxes on small businesses will not add jobs. it will eliminate them. his assault on coal and gas and oil will send energy and manufacturing jobs to china. [applause] his trillion dollar cuts to our military will eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs and also put our security at greater risk. his $716 billion cut to medicare to finance obamacare will hurt today's seniors and oppress innovation in jobs and medicines. his trillion dollar deficit
saw, a slower economy, restrain employment, and cause wages to stop. to the majority of americans who now believe the future will not be better than the past, i can tell you if a rock obama is reelected, you will be right -- if barack obama is reelected, you will be right. i am running for president to help create a better future, a future where everyone who wants a job can find a job, where no security of for thue their retirement, and a child will get an education that leads to a good job, and i have a plan to create 12 million new jobs. [applause]
paul ryan and i have five steps. first, by 2020, north america will be an energy independence by taking invented of our oil, are cold, and our gas. -- oil, coal, gas. [applause] second, we will give our fellow citizens the skills they need for the jobs of today and the careers of tomorrow. when it comes to the school your child will attend, every parent should have a choice, and every child should have a chance. [applause] third, we will make trade work for america by forging new trade agreements, and when nations sheet in trade, there will be
unmistakable consequences. -- when nations cheat in trade, there will be unmistakable consequences, and fourth, to insure every entrepreneur and jobs creator their investments in america will not vanish as they have increased. and we will cut the deficit and put america on track to a balanced budget. [applause] fifth, we will champion small businesses, america's engine of job growth. that means reducing taxes on business, not raising them. it means modifying regulations that hurt small businesses the most, and it means we must rein in skyrocketing cost of health care by repealing obamacare.
[applause] today women are more likely than men to start of business. they need a president who respect and understand what they do. let me make this clear. unlike president obama, i will not raise taxes on the middle class of americana. [applause] as president, i will respect the sanctity of life. i will honor the institute of marriage. i will guarantee america pause
like every american was relieved the day president obama i gave the order and seal team 6 took out osama bin laden. on another front, every american is less secure today because he has failed to slow iran's nuclear threat. in his first tv interviewer as president, he said we should talk to a round. we are still talking, and centrifuges are still spending. president obama has thrown allies like israel under the bus even as he has relaxed sanctions on cuba. he abandoned our friends in poland by walking away from missile defense commitments, but if he is eager to give president clinton the flexibility -- the flexibilitytin he desires.
under my presidency our friends will see more loyalty and mr. putin will see more backbone. [applause] we will honor america's democratic ideals because of free world is a more peaceful world. this is bipartisan foreign legacy of tremendous and reagan, and other my presidency -- of truman and reagan, and other mine -- under my presidency we will return to it again. you might ask yourself if the next few years are really the america we want. the america that was won by the
greatest generation. as the america we want our a one trillion dollars from china? a dozen failed to find the jobs needed by $23 million and half the kids graduating from college -- does it fail to find the jobs needed by $23 million graduated from college? the america we all know has been a story of many becoming one. united to preserve liberty, united to build the great as the economy in the world, united to save the world from unspeakable darkness. everywhere i go there are monuments and now for those who have given their lives for america. there is no mention of their race, party affiliation, or what they do for a living. [applause]
they lived and died under a single flag fighting for a single purpose. they pledge allegiance to the united states of america. that united america can unleash an economy that will americans back to work, but will once again lead the world to innovation and productivity and will restore every father and mother is confidence therir children's future is brighter. that united america will have a military so strong no nation will ever dare to test it. [applause] that america, that united america will of hold the consolation of rights endowed by
our creator and codified in our constitution. that united america will care for the poor and sick, will honor and respect the elderly while giving a helping hand to those in need. that is the best within reach of us. that america we want for our children. if i am elected president, i will work with all my energy and sold to restore that america, to lift our eyes to a better future. that future is out there. it is waiting for us. our children deserve it. our nation depends on it. the peace and freedom requires it, and we will deliver it. let us the liver that future tonight. mate -- let us deliver the future tonight. may god bless the american people and god bless the united
permanent chairman of the 2012 republican convention, who will lead the closing ceremonies. >> ladies and gentlemen, delegates, it is my honor to introduce the first learned -- the person who will give the final benediction of the 2012 republican convention. our preferential treatment of poor does not easily it who transfer enter preferential government. i am blessed to have the privilege of welcoming american cause shepard, and when the archbishop of new york.
>> with firm reliance on the protection of divine .rovidence, let's pray almighty god, father of abraham, isaac, jacob, and jesus, who we thank your blessings on freedom and all those who proudly call america home. we ask your benediction on those yet to be born and those who are about to see you at the end of this life, plus those families
who ancestors arrived on these shores generations ago as well as those families that have come recently to build a better future while weaving their lives to build a rich tapestry of america. we live to your loving care of those afflicted by the recent storms and drought and fire. here again we ask for the greece to stand in solidarity for all those who suffer. may we strive to include your tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to break free in the prosperity of of people and not richly blessed. -- people richly bless. we ask your guidance and those who govern us, the supreme court, and those who seek to serve the common good by seeking
a pleasant -- public office, especially governor romney and congressman ryan. make them worthy to serve you by serving our country and help them remember the only just government is the government asserts its citizens rather than itself. almighty god, who gives us the sacred gift of life, we thank you as well for the singular gift of liberty. renewing our respect for religious freedom in full, that most cherished freedom. make us truly free by tethering freedom to truth and goodness. how does he which are free imprudently, with justice, courageously, in a spirit of moderation. and kindle in our hearts a sense of responsibility for freedom's cause and make us grateful for
those who for more than two centuries have given their lives in freedom cost of cents. we commend their noble souls to your own internal care, as even now we'd beg your mighty hand upon our beloved men and women of uniform, may we know the truth, respecting nature and nature's god and not seek to replace it with idylls of our own making. give us the sense not to cast aside the boundaries of righteous living you first inscribed on our hearts, even before inscribing them on tablets of stone. may you men are every flaw, confirming our self control, -- may you mend our every flaw, confirming your self control, as we thank you for generosity with which you have blessed this nation. we beseech your blessing on all
those who departed this evening and all those who seek to conduct their lives in freedom. most of all, we thank you for the great gift of our beloved country, for we are indeed one nation under god, and in god we trust. god bless america, you who live and reign forever and ever, amen. [applause] >> the chair recognizes the delegate from michigan for the purpose of making the motion. >> mr. chairman, mich., and the birthplace of an romney and mitt do nowit moves aheathat we adjourn. >> thank you.
speech. we will also be taking tweets. you can be part of our process. also go down on the floor to hear the reaction from some of the delegates. that is where we are going to start. >> ohio is a key battleground states. what did you think of the speech tonight? >> the release shows that those of us that believe in america stand -- it really shows that those of of that believe in america stand for everybody and that we can live our dreams for ourselves and our grandchildren. i have a brother-in-law that came to this country for a better life, and he has lived the american dream, and he inspires me and my family. i am a third generation business
owner, a truck driver, and it inspires me to do better, not only for me and my family but for my community. >> he talks about going after the women's vote and trying to get undecided. likes i think he did. not just we want your vote because you are a woman or because you are in ohio or michigan. we want your vote because you are an american. we want to make this country a better place for us and our children. >> what stage are you from? >> ohio. >> what did you think of the speech? five it was phenomenal. it was thrown-job. i think he is exactly in -- it was pro-job. i think he is exactly what we
need. i am probably bias. it is hard for me to know what other people would say, but i think he is a great man and a huge success, and we cannot go wrong. >> thank you for talking with us here on c-span. >> we are taking some phone calls. fykes i really like his comment about honor marriage, because i believe the number one reason to vote against obama is the situation with homosexuality and that coming through the courts. the next president is going to have two or three supreme court appointees and if obama is elected they are going to do the same thing with roe vs. wade, and same-sex marriages going to be the law of the land in fact
-- if he is reelected. i thought it was well crafted. ande was a fear of gond, a people who do not fear god seem to scare me. that is the main reason i am not a democrat. they have no fear of god, and they scare me. >> leah sends this message, i am proud to be an american. restore hope to our country. next is carson from oklahoma city. go ahead please. caller: 5 i am from flushing, mich.. >> you are on the air. go ahead. >> i am a supporter of president obama, but i thought mitt romney did and all right job of trying
to tune establish himself. jobs are important. i am excited about our rubio. i thought his speech was an excellent job, and obviously i am interested in the role they are going to be playing in governing the country and the future. >> thank you for the call. this is our oklahoma city color. what is your comment? >> i am a ron paul supporter, and i have not been convinced to go to the romney side. what i saw tonight was a disappointment to me, because what i see is there is a lot of sentimental talks. eally missing arelate lot of substance. there was sentiment of talk
about god and those things. that is scary to me, because it is the sentimental imagination in politics rather than the moral imagination in politics, and ron paul represented moral imagination by asking tough questions about the morality of even having a medicare program, the morality of even having a federal reserve system, the morality of even having an overseas empire, and what we have today in the sentimental imagination of politics is very much like what mr. obama did four years ago, and both the democrats and republicans are really giving a political argument that is what empires do, not one republican soup. >> let me jump in at that point. we have a lot of people who want to comment tonight. similar sentiments from dave on twitter.
they support the patriot act and the drone of strikes. back to the floor. >> there were 100,000 loans. all delegates from his home state are here. where are you from? what did you think about the speech? >> i am from massachusetts. i thought the speech was fantastic. a new direction for this economy and the country. >> i am patricia. i am from south boston, massachusetts. i thought the speech was unbelievable. i thought he hit a homerun. >> i am from massachusetts. i thought mitt romney did an excellent job was explaining why we should believe in ourselves. >> i am a republican from massachusetts. mitt romney did a great job explaining how he is going to turn around our country and
restore straightness. >> anbar red sox fan. >> i will tell you, i have been waiting for years for someone to stand up here and say this election is about jobs and the economy and helping our family. >> you are a michigan gallaudet. good strikes i am the ethics and vice chair for the republican party, -- >> i am the ethics and vice chair for the republican party. i am proud to hear what our hometown boy is going to be going to the white house. he did a phenomenal job. >> thank you very much. >> next is jerry, who supports governor romney. >> i think governor romney had to do two things, one to explain why president obama deserves not to be reelected and the other is to explain why he deserves to be elected as well as to give some idea of the roots of his values.
this was an introduction to america at large, and i think he did a great job of explaining why obama should not be reelected and why he should be affected. if i have one trouble with the convention, it was the coverage, with people like chris matthews thing in his spoon on a high chair, complaining about racist republicans and ignoring hispanics speakers and ignoring african american speakers. you guys are great. >> robert, you are on. >> i thought the speech was a fairly good speech. it did reintroduce romney to the american public. it did not change my mind. i will still vote for president
obama. i would like to remind all of your listeners that faces the second worst recession we have ever hand -- this is the second worst recession we have ever had if you include the great depression, and we did not get out of the great depression until a second world war was started, and that allowed roosevelt to be elected for three terms. it took time to get america back on its feet, and it took a world war to do it. i do not think we need a war to get back on our feet. we just need more time. also, the references made to welfare, and appealing the se, i wouldwork costlau like to remind listeners a lot of republican governors, including mitt romney, requested those records for their state,
and on medicare, even the congressional budget office has said the way funds are being shifted to obamacare actually improves medicare. >> thank you for your call. back to the floor. >> we have a delegate from maryland. we have another year from michigan. what is your impression of the speech tonight by governor romney? >> i think he is a wonderful man, by a man of great character. he is someone who gets things done. we have had three and a half years of smoke and mirrors and a lot of charm, but this man is someone who when he says he is going to do something, i think he is going to follow through,
and he has got my vote. laxities would cost comment, how did that. -- >> clint eastwood, how did that play? >> he is an actor. everything he did was wonderful. he believes what he believes. i thought it was fun. >> senator rubio? >> he is great. i just told my husband, who was the guy before romney? he was really good. >> we have the michigan delegation, and this is a souvenir from michigan you are going to take back your home state. >> we are taking it to republican headquarters so as we make phone calls, remember, we helped nominate our home town boy, mitt romney. >> can it romney win michigan? >> i think he can. i think him being born and
raised, i think he is going to have a very good chance. >> thanks for being with us. >> let's listen to maryland cost comments. she is an independent. caller: i think mitt romney is an extraordinarily successful and kind man. i suggest if he is elected, and i hope he is, because he is the man of the hour, if he is elected, i suggest he will be one of the most important president's the united states has ever had. >> the next comment comes from shirley. 5 i am very impressed. i have been watching this since they have their campaign speeches. i am extremely impressed. i was undecided. now i am decided. i am 100% of romney supporter.
thank you very much, and thank you so much for televising this. you have done a beautiful job. >> similar copies of -- similar comments echoed by cynthia read, looking forward to the bump in the polls. next is tampa. this is an obama supporter by the name of keith. >> good morning. how are you? >> thank you for calling. of what has it been like having all the republicans here? >> it is a wonderful thing, the democratic process in front of your eyes, how it all transpires. i have two comments. when we look at president obama's success rating, which is heavily dependent upon clouded efforts from congress, so many
of the politicians have a vote in that process, so if we are truly advocating for the needs of the american people, i think all elected officials participate in that process, so i think when we say he is not successful, is it is a reflection on all parties, not just the president, and secondly, i was listening to mr. romney give his speech, and as we spoke about freedom and how we define america, he was talking about how they came to better looking for a life. the native american came to the country and had a different experience. i think when we talk about the future of this country, there are some cultural issues in our
society that must be addressed, not the animosity between a different population of our society. they are defining america. i have a grandmother one generation away who was a slave, so i am trying to understand the image of america that is being painted. differences and have a different perspective of america. i appreciate your allowing me to come. i see it as one melting pot of humanity that we have to help advocate each other's needs. >> thank you so much. we have so many callers. dr. rice was the best part of the convention. i hope to call her madame president. nick is an independent.
>> we were looking for hope from obama, but there is no hope from obama. two things in florida, i was really fired up for romney. one is about guns and two is about education and what he had to say and his background as well as what is jeb bush had to say and we are starting to go in the right direction. i believe those are the two elements for this nation, specifically for the state of florida and who have this --
help this economy and give the kids a better chance. america can still be great. the next generation can still be better. that is what this country is about. i believe romney can be the next reagan. i truly believe that. >> more reaction, including a new jersey resident. what did you hear from governor mitt romney? glaxo fantastic speech -- >> of fantastic speech. everybody knows where he stands on every issue and his vision for america. we can be a great nation. we can hire everyone, and business can do well and prosper. >> dte do what he needed to do? >> i think he delivered an
amazing speech. it was exciting to listen to. it was one of the best speeches in 20 years. >> what did you hear tonight? >> everything we hoped to hear. optimism, of plan, religious commitment to freedom in this country going back to the constitution, really going back to the foundation on which this country is built and how to in terms of how we are going to get there. >> finally, will mitt romney get out of tampa, florida? >> i hope so if the news media helps. i do not know why they have turned it around, because what has happened is so positive.
it has been so positive, so constructive. i wish the media would report that. >> thank you for joining us. >> here is a brief video clips from governor romney's speech tonight. >> let me make this clear. unlike president obama, i will not raise taxes on the middle class of america. [applause] as president, i will protect the sanctity of life. i will honor the institution of marriage, and i will guarantee america's first liberty, the freedom of religion. [applause]
i will begin my presidency with the jobs tour. president obama began his presidency with an apology to our. america, he said, and dictated who other nations. no, america has three other nations from dictators. -- has freed other nations from dictators. >> outside and inside the tampa bay times forum as delegates make their way to parties all around the city as the convention wraps up. seas and and and and and now is moving to charlotte, -- cspan is moving to charlotte. on tuesday night we will be there to give you full coverage of the convention as well. on twister, and who romney it
and brian want to waste all non- renewable -- romney and ryan want to waste all non-renewable energy and leave kids with nothing. >> i think the last three conventions -- i have been to the last three republicans, and i do not think they touch me and not to want to vote for republicans. today it was a little more calmer, while it seems like republicans were trying to get a pity vote. people are being more opportunist, and i was not feeling it today. >> thanks. let's go to another comment from
him, who supports the governor. you are on the air. >> i have watched the convention all three nights. they have a variety of wonderful people, especially tonight, that portrayed mitt romney, and what a great humanitarian he is. i really feel that he is the person who is going to lead us into a much better place. at this point in time if you could obama's record against one romney has done, there is no comparison. the ticket of romney and ryan against obama and joe biden, there is no question. i would like to urge the people to get out and vote, take a look of the candidates, and really put the effort on -- we are a swing state, but the coverage was great. some of the other networks were
being biased, and i hope they really get out there and look at the candidates and what they have to offer, but mitt romney and paul ryan are our future. >> tonight smith romney clearly showed america the road to recovery lies on the ppath opposite the one we are on. >> we have delegates from columbus, ohio, dallas, texas. here is a question. was there a line from the speech you will take away, and if so, why? >> i think the thing that resonates in most is his family and conservative values and people just getting out of college, finding jobs, and he is trying to make it change so young people have a future. >> are you optimistic about the econ